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Oregon Library Laws - Revised Statutes - County Service Districts: Governing Boards
Oregon Revised Statutes
Chapter 451 - County Service Facilities
451.485 Governing body of district; order preliminary to construction work. The county court shall be the governing body of a county service district established under ORS 451.410 to 451.610. A district shall be known by the name or number specified in the order declaring its formation and by that name shall exercise and carry out the powers and duties conferred and declared in this chapter. Before proceeding to construct or provide any service facilities authorized by this chapter, the governing body of the district shall make an order:
(1) Determining the service facilities to be constructed, maintained and operated and the part of the work to be undertaken immediately.
(2) Determining the manner of financing the construction, maintenance and operation of the service facilities.
(3) Determining the method by which the district shall bear the share of the cost of construction of the service facilities that is to be apportioned to the district.
(4) Where it appears that any service facilities to be constructed will provide service to areas outside the district at some future date, determining the equitable and fair share of the cost of construction of such facilities that should be borne by such areas, which share shall be borne by the revolving fund established under ORS 451.540, by funds obtained by the county under ORS 280.055 or by any other method of financing described by ORS 451.490 until such areas are served by the facilities.
(5) Where the service facilities of the district are to be integrated into other service facilities constructed or being constructed by another district or by other public bodies as defined in ORS 174.109, determining the fair and equitable amount the district should assume as its share of the construction of such other service facilities, which amount shall be paid to the other district or public body upon terms and conditions to which the governing body of the district has agreed.
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(7) If any of the cost of the work is to be assessed against benefited property, describing portions of the district, if any, within which service facilities will not be financed by assessment.
451.487 Referendum on order; election; results.
(1) The order required by ORS 451.485 and any order which amends that order shall be subject to referendum vote within the district, notwithstanding the prior authorization of such service facilities by election during formation proceedings. The referendum may be ordered by resolution of the governing body of the district, or by petition filed as provided in this section.
(2) The requirements for preparing, circulating and filing a referendum petition under this section shall be as provided in ORS 255.135 to 255.205, except that notwithstanding ORS 255.165, the petition must be submitted not later than the 60th day after the date of the order.
(3) If a majority of those voting approve the order required by ORS 451.485, the governing body of the district shall so declare by order entered in its journal. If a majority of those voting disapprove the order, the results shall be entered in the journal.